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Hindi, English, Marathi, Tamil and Kannada language lessons in Navi Mumbai/India

Hindi is being spoken in most northern and central Indian states. After Chinese, Hindi is the second most spoken language in the world, ranking before Spanish and English. Besides English, it is an administrative language in India. More than 600 million people in India, Mauritius and Fiji use Hindi as their first or everyday language. Hindi is being written using the system Devanagari.

English is, besides Hindi, one of the two national administrative languages of India. If Indians of different Indian languages meet, in the north they would typically communicate between each other using Hindi or English, whereas in the South they would make use of one of the Dravidian languages or English. In India, English is still considered a language of higher status and only those Indians with a higher education can speak it fluently. In writing, only a few words and expressions of Indian English differ from British English. Officially, in India, British as American English are considered "correct", but typically British English is being used. 

Marathi is related to Hindi and is being spoken as a first language by at least 70 million people, particularly in the state of Maharasthra (with Mumbai as its capital). It is one of the 22 official language in India and just like Hindi, Devanagari is used as a writing system.

Tamil and Kannada are languages from the Dravidian family of languages, which are used in the south of India. Tamil is being used as the first language of around 70 million Tamil people, mostly in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu and in Sri Lanka. Kannada is being used by some 38 million people, particularly in the state of Karnataka.

The language school that we work with offers language lessons at three locations in Navi Mumbai for the languages of Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannanda and English.

As a language student, you can choose whether you prefer lessons with a private tutor, or whether you prefer to take part in group lessons.

For private language lessons, you are completely free to choose the start date, whereas the start date for group lessons depends on further bookings and needs to be confirmed by the language school. For group lessons there are groups of beginner's level, intermediate and advanced level.

The lessons include the 4 modules of listening, speaking, writing and reading.

Depending on your skills and interests, this might include the writing system, pronunciation, everyday communication, reading techniques, word formation, phone conversation, vocabulary, grammar and sentence building, cultural background, and business communication.

The language school's students are foreigners who want to learn Indian languages, but also Indians who want to learn other Indian languages. In Navi Mumbai, which is a melting pot of Indians from all over the country and the country's economic motor, knowing several Indian languages is a big advantage for them.

The 12 language teachers of the school all are properly qualified and all know English. More than 400 foreigners whose first language is not English have received English classes at the school.

The school is also preparing language students for the internationally accredited English language exams of TOEFL, GRE, GMAT and IELTS.


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For our volunteers and interns who are in Navi Mumbai with our "trouble-free package" or as "voluntourism hopper", there is the possibility to participate in language lessons for 4 hours per week (2x2 hours) at the following rates:

Private lessons (Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada or English):

30 hours:

Beginner: 120 €; Intermediate: 140 €; Advanced: 160 €

Group lessons (Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada):

30 hours:

Beginner: 100 €; Intermediate: 120 €; Advanced: 130 €

English (45 hours)

Beginner and Intermediate: 70 €; Advanced: 100 €

For full time intensive courses (Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, English) there are the following packages:

Intensive course 1

30 hours within 1 week (6 days private classes x 5 hours) incl. accommodation 7 nights at Blue Diamond Hotel Vashi (without meals), return transfers from/to Mumbai International Airport, Info-PDF about Navi Mumbai at 420 €.

Intensive course 2

30 hours within 2 week (5 days per week private classes x 3 hours) incl. accommodation 14 nights at Blue Diamond Hotel Vashi (without meals), return transfers from/to Mumbai International Airport, Info-PDF about Navi Mumbai at 530 €.

"Blue Diamond" is a hotel of middle category at a very convenient location in the centre of Vashi, Navi Mumbai's most developed area. The language school and all other parts of the city are easily reachable by public transport (train, bus, autorickshaw), just as shops, restaurants, shopping malls etc. It is a safe neighbourhood, even at night. Breakfast can be booked additionally at the hotel; the hotel also runs a restaurant, however there are plenty of restaurants are nearby, from Indian to International cuisine, from cheap to upper standard. If interested, we can also book a hotel of higher standard for you.

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It is also possible to book language lessons only, without accommodation or any other services. In this case, the rates are 20% above the rates specified for language lessons only.

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